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Blonde Sinner (1956)

Yield to the Night (original title)
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yvonne Mitchell ...
Matron Hilda MacFarlane
Michael Craig ...
Jim Lancaster
Marie Ney ...
Prison Governess
Geoffrey Keen ...
Prison Chaplain
Liam Redmond ...
Prison Doctor
Olga Lindo ...
Senior Matron Hill
Joan Miller ...
Matron Barker
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Matron Brandon
Molly Urquhart ...
Matron Mason
Mary Mackenzie ...
Matron Maxwell
Harry Locke ...
Fred Hilton
Michael Ripper ...
Roy, bar good-timer
Joyce Blair ...
Doris, storeclerk-friend
Charles Clay ...
Bob, Doris' sugar-daddy
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A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and she kills her boyfriend's mistress. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HERE SHE IS! That Eye-Filling Gasp-Provoking BLONDE BOMBSHELL! See more »

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18 November 1956 (USA)  »

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Blonde Sinner  »

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Trivia

The poem Mary Hilton reads from "A Shropshire Lad" by A.E. Housman is "Loveliest of trees the cherry now". See more »

Goofs

When Mary Hilton carries out the murder she fires seven shots from a six shot revolver. There are cuts between a few different camera angles but this all takes place as her victim slowly falls to the ground. There is no time to reload. See more »

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Referenced in Heart of Dixie (1989) See more »

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Knees Up, Mother Brown
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Written by Harris Weston and William Lee
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Ahead of it's time
16 November 2003 | by (montreal) – See all my reviews

In the best tradition of black and white, this film starts with a bang. After a pair of shapely legs get out of a classic 56 T-Bird in England somewhere, a gun shot is fired, without ever seeing who did it. The idea of making an anti- capital punishment movie in the mid-fifties right after the McCarthy era was ahead of it's time. Never preachy or blatantly left winged, this great unknown sleeper carries on the classic female incarcerated films of THE SNAKE PIT to the era of fins. Even the female prison guards show compassion, and the movie never uses bitch-slapping gimmicks for thrill effects. A quiet study that still touches the heart. Diana Dors shines in a smart role choice that added to her credits away from her necessary frothy pointed bra-B flicks. No wonder people loved her right up to her death.


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